Volkswagen Jetta News
Hot hatches, but not hatches.
Volkswagen has pressed the Jetta GLI's MSRP under $26,000.
228 hp, six-speed manual, fully independent suspension, and LSD.
In spring 2018, we learned that the new-and-improved Volkswagen Jetta GLI would be arriving within the year, and now we have confirmation that VW is sticking to its word. The GLI, the performance-oriented variant of the Jetta, will debut in late winter 2019 at the Chicago Auto Show. When it wasn't talking about its huge onslaught of incoming electric vehicles, Volkswagen had its attention throughout 2018 point
Only one has a manual transmission.
The seventh-generation Jetta regains some of that premium feel.
VW's Bonneville Jetta is shown at the Pikes Peak Fan Fest.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta changed quite a bit from its immediate predecessor. It gained a heaping helping of style, changed up its suspension, and became a bit more efficient. But the differences between those two generations are minuscule next to those between the 2019 and the original 1980 VW Jetta. And those differences have been highlighted by VW, which produced a video showing off examples of each, and a whole bunch of information and specs on the two cars.
The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.